Table wine represents the highest percentage on the wine market and the highest percentage of counterfeit and illegally produced wine. With the growth of what is now considered a global economy and the rapid expansion of wine-producing countries, it has become vital to understanding and verifying the origin and content of wine. Encouraging governments to test wine is largely linked to consumer protection and the proper taxation and distribution of alcoholic beverages. Production practices such as chaptalization and amelioration are common practices in wine production. In general, these practices are illegal unless explicitly approved by inspection services. The laws strictly regulate the amount of sugar that can be added to the must, and it can be applied only during the cold harvest when the amount of sugar in the must is not enough. These production practices are strictly prohibited in the production of quality and high quality wines in the E.U. and the United States (California).
The EIM-IRMS® method is able to determine the botanical origin of wine ethanol, ie. to detect the addition of sugar originating from sugar beet or any other sugar, as well as the addition of water to wine in known and unknown samples of wine, must and bulk wine.
The EIM-IRMS® method is capable of generating a unique fingerprint of the isotope of the original product used to declare geographical origin. The geographical origin of the product can be proven by comparing the analyzed samples with a database made from the original raw samples.
The potential costs of fraud and counterfeiting are not only related to loss of sales, but have a significant economic impact on society as a whole, from damage to the producer’s brand, job loss, lost tax revenue, to consumer health protection. Product sales are directly related to the perception of consumers to buy a quality product. The damage to the brand caused by the counterfeit product is very serious. Manufacturers spend significant marketing money to establish their brand image and market presence. Wine testing solution.
⦾ Detection of added water in wine or grape must with and without geographical origin
⦾ Detection of added C4-sugar / ethanol in wine or grape must with or without geographical origin
⦾ Detection of added C3-sugar / ethanol in wine or grape must with or without geographical origin
⦾ Generating a fingerprint of the wine product